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October 1, 1949 - People's Republic of China was established.
October 5, 1582 - Gregorian calendar introduced.
October 7, 1769 - James Cook, British navigator, sighted the coast of New Zealand.
October 10, 1975 - The Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 established the Waitangi Tribunal in New Zealand.
October 14, 1066 - William the Conqueror, won the Battle of Hastings.  
October 16, 1936 - Jean Batten made the first direct flight from the UK to New Zealand.
October 19, 1879 - Thomas Edison first demonstrated his electric light.
October 21, 1805 - British Admiral Nelson was killed at Trafalgar.
October 24, 1945 - United Nations formally established. 
October 25, 1616 - Dirk Hartog landed on an island off the coast of Western Australia.
October 29, 1929 - Collapse of U.S. stock market (Black Tuesday), beginning the Great Depression.
October 31 - Halloween in many countries.

October 2, 1869 - Mohandas Gandhi, Indian political leader.  View TIMELINE  
October 7, 1935 - Thomas Keneally, Australian writer.
October 11, 1738 - Arthur Phillip, first governor of NSW, Australia, born in London.
October 16, 1854 - Oscar Wilde, Irish-born dramatist.
October 20, 1632 - Sir Christopher Wren, English architect.
October 21, 1833 - Alfred Nobel, Swedish philanthropist and founder of the Nobel Prize.
October 25, 1881 - Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter.
October 28, 1914 - Jonas Salk, developer of a polio vaccine.
October 31, 1795 - John Keats, English poet.

 

Who is this person born on October 27, 1728?
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 He commanded three voyages to the Pacific Ocean that greatly increased the knowledge of the world's geography. Check your answer 

 

 

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